Monday, September 16, 2013

September 14 - Central Park

As there were northwesterly winds last night, we decided to bird in Central Park today.  There was quite a bit of activity in the North Woods at first light.  We had nice looks at Bay-Breasted Warbler here.  Among the more common Black-Throated Green Warblers & Chestnut-Sided Warblers, Redstarts, and Magnolia Warblers, we also had warblers of Wilson's, Blackpoll, Palm, Black-Throated Blue, Northern Parula, and Black-and-White.

Later in the morning at the Maintenance Field, near the Ramble Shed, we did get looks at a Yellow-Breasted Chat, and a Black-Billed Cuckoo.  A pair of Olive-Sided Flycatchers put on quite a show here as well.

In the late morning sky we saw a kettle of over  100 Broad-Winged Hawks, an Adult Bald Eagle, and Osprey.

We dipped on seeing the Virginia Rail, but on our walk out past the Jackie Onassis Reservoir it was Andy who spotted a Connecticut Warbler just past 88th street.  We got fine looks at this bird in the Cherry trees that go alongside the Reservoir.